MOVING TO NEW SITE


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not missing, instead I have ventured into the wonderful world of my own website!

http://www.craftyartistkc.com is now live. Although it is not completed, I am slowly transitioning my posts over to the new site. Please please please go check it out and subscribe via email. I will be adding a lot more ways to follow me, but for now, please subscribe via email.

Adult Coloring Books – Costs


I absolutely love adult coloring books and I have so many I probably will never color them all, but I always see ones that I want so bad. I love coloring books of all skill levels. If you want to get into adult coloring books, there are some inexpensive ways you can do this.

  1. Dollar Stores: Almost all the dollar stores have a section with adult coloring books. You will look to spend $1-$5 on each book and the quality is very similar to children’s coloring books. The pages aren’t bright white, the images are printed on both sides of the paper and the paper weight isn’t very high. I recommend you use coloring pencils or crayons only.
  2. Hollar.com : This is my personal referral link, so if you use it, I do get the same amount that anyone does if they refer someone to the website.  I have been using this website for about a year now and they have just grown so much. I probably buy something monthly, at least, from this site. They have an adult coloring book section here too. If you buy the $2 coloring books, they are similar in quality to the dollar store ones, however, if you buy the $5 or more coloring books, they are of a heavier weighted paper and you can use pens and maybe even markers as long as the image isn’t printed on both sides of the paper. This collection is growing and ever-changing, so there is something new almost every time I look. I have a lot of these.
  3. Massive chain stores: (Target, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, etc.) These stores have a large variety when it comes to coloring books. I enjoy the differences in quality and I love that I can just pick something up when I’m in the mood for something different. The differences are so vast, you will just have to see what will work better for you.
  4. Internet: (Amazon, Overstock, Ebay, etc) These websites have a large variety as well. The price ranges are so vast. The only problem I see with this is if you don’t know much about the seller, there are chances for you to get a less quality item than was advertised. However, the prices can be better than the brick and mortar chain stores listed above.
  5. Straight from the artist!  This is my #1 way to get coloring books. Find some artists from all over the world that you can support. Follow them on Social Media and definitely buy their books over the mass-produced ones listed above. I am a huge supporter of the small business artists and I want to support as many as I can. If you know someone you could recommend, I would like to make a running list of these artists and their sites. Although this may not be the most cost-effective way to go, it is the most supportive way to go.

Now, with all that being said, I would love to have your input as to your favorite place to go and get the adult coloring books you love to color in.

Quick doodle


Zentangle 16

Here is a little doodle that I thought would be fun to try out my new Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens with. My boyfriend found these on eBay and they arrived tonight. The colors are very vibrant and I am excited about doing more with colors.

These are the pens that he got for me. They are vibrant, and the tips are all 0.3mm so the lines are very fine. I definitely recommend these for drawing, coloring, and writing in your journals. They do not bleed through easily and the ink itself doesn’t skip.

Lets just say that I have a lot more to test out but I am excited to say the least. Stay tuned for more fun stuff to come!

Zentangle Journal cover-Remix


Before. Black and tan. My art? Of course, but not a true definition of the invitation I wish to send to others to take a peak inside to a world of artistic expression. So, what do you do? You modify it, add flare, add color and add attitude!

Zentangle Journal

Which is exactly what I did. You may see this as just a cover, and that’s okay. But I see this as the seduction that lures someone inside.

What do you think?